In an effort to spread awareness, Planned Parenthood is flexing its political muscles to explain why Mitt Romney is the wrong choice for women, and they aren't joking around. According to the Washington Post, the organization will run its largest campaign ad to date in Virginia and Ohio over the next several weeks.
The ad campaign will focus on Romney's opposition to Roe v. Wade, a legal precedent many feel uplifted women from the dark ages and helped us gain independence over our bodies. Why? Because women are tired of getting the short end of the stick—tired of being told what we can and cannot do with our bodies.
At least I know I am. So yes, let's turn back the clock so that I can elaborate on why I agree with Planned Parenthood's strategy to spread awareness.
In my new book, No Crying For Elena, I described what it was like as a frightened pregnant teen and what little options I had. During the most confusing time of my life, Planned Parenthood was there to help someone like me, an unscrupulous girl by society’s standards. Rihanna On Chris Brown: "I Still Love Him"
In fact, it's all too familiar really and it rubs me the wrong way…every time. The Romneys, the Limbaughs, the Akins of this world all unwittingly draw me back to a time in my life when I needed someone to help me, not judge me.Their views on what women should do in this or that situation conflict wholly with the pro-choice ideology many of us have come to enjoy. Something these men can never even begin to comprehend.
So, the thought of electing a guy into office who has been quoted as having such controversial and arguably, narrow-minded views of women and our rights is more than unsettling. Knowing that as soon as these guys step into power, women everywhere will shudder with indignation, as if the same sex that births the world, the same gender that birth these very men, is something to be ashamed of for we will always be held responsible for the things we can and cannot control.
When I learned that Planned Parenthood was doing their part during this election by launching their own campaign, one which will further demean the candidate who seems to be the wrong choice for women everywhere, I was on board. That's why it goes without saying that I have to support the candidate who is for women's rights. 4 Simple Steps For Turning Your Dreams Into Reality
As a result, I have to support Planned Parenthood. How could I not support the very center that was there for me when my own blood would not help me? When I needed this place and had no money, it was unbelievably comforting to have a place to turn to.
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